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Brave New World - Seniors and Technology

Those over the age of 65 have traditionally been slow to embrace technology whether it be the Internet, broadband or even cellphones. It's certainly understandable as the Silent Generation and older...

March 17, 2015

Do You Know What Your Kids Are Doing on Facebook?

What if your kid posted something mean or defamatory about another kid on Facebook and months later you were sued over it and held responsible for your child’s actions? That issue was at the heart...

March 16, 2015

How Social Media Can Get You Hired!

With technology and social media literally taking over the wires of communication around the world, it's no secret that what you put out there can be found by anyone. As the popularity of social...

July 29, 2014

Digital Shadow Reveals What People on Facebook Know About You

If you’re like me and can’t figure out what people on Facebook know about you, a marketing stunt can help. Ubisoft, the makers of the upcoming game Watchdogs has created a campaign for the video game...

April 24, 2014

A Different View of Sandberg's Ban Bossy Campaign

On the one hand I understand the good intentions behind Sheryl Sandberg’s #banbossy campaign. Launched through Sandberg’s leanin.org organization in partnership with the Girl Scouts, the...

March 10, 2014

Six Words From A Southerner

What six words define southern identity? How about: “How Long ‘Til College Football Season” or “Mac And Cheese Is A Vegetable.” Or, maybe, “Don’t Confuse My Kindness For Weakness.” These are...

February 27, 2014

Happy Birthday, Facebook!

On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook and has, in the next ten years, turned it into a billion-dollar corporation. Not bad for a website. But Facebook is more than a website....

February 4, 2014

New Social Learning Network To Try Out Flexiguru

I recently took a test drive of Flexiguru.com. It’s the latest online learning social network for teachers and students. It has more than 10,000 resources for learners to choose from. These include...

June 20, 2013

New Study Claims Facebook Key to Finding a Job

Researchers Moira Burke and Robert Kraut recently conducted a study that included responses from 3,000 participants and Facebook data from nearly 250,000 users. Their conclusion; Facebook usage...

March 19, 2013

Tech Thursday: Facebook’s New Anti-Bullying Tools

How do you help your students deal with cyberbullies or threatening posts on Facebook? Tell them about this new reporting tool the social network is making available this week. It’s specifically...

July 12, 2012

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